Monday, 30 April 2012

Swayback Posture.

The pelvis is gradually becoming the most anterior segment of the body, and there is an increase in lumbar lordosis. The knee joints tend to be hyperextended. Abdominal obesity worsens this posture. When you have abdominal obesity,  it further tilts the pelvis which can weaken your back muscles, and contribute to chronic back pain.  Hyperextended knee put the knee joints in a vulnerable stage.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Kypholordotic Posture

An increased thoracic and lordotic curvature is observable. The head is held slightly forward, often becoming the most anterior segment of the body. The pelvis tends to tilt anteriorly with an increase in lumbar lordosis (inward curve). This habitual posture causes muscle imbalance, and overtime, the muscle imbalance enforces this posture.  It can cause injury and significantly effects your quality of life as you age.  It takes mind and body to reverse it over time.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Optimal Posture

In optimal posture, a vertical line passes through the midline of the knee, the lumbar vertebrae, the shoulder joint, the cervical vertebrae and the earlobe. Optimal posture is as a state of skeletal and muscular balance and alignment that protects the supporting structures of the body from progressive deformity and injury.

Most of us are all born with an optimal posture.  I am always amazed at how little babies who can't even walk, but are able to maintain a perfect posture at ease!  Next time when you see a kid, observe!   But as we age, we become jumbo shrimp as I call it, and all you can see is the ground;-(.  SAD!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Good Posture Promotes Better Health

Posture is an important consideration in all activities of daily living (e.g., walking, lifting objects, holding objects and driving) and that keeping good posture can make a considerable difference to the long-term health of the spine. Many postural problems are detectable at very early stages, regardless of age. If not corrected, these issues will become more pronounced. So what is an optimal posture?  Is yours optimal?

Monday, 23 April 2012

Which Posture Type Do You Have?

Take a look at yourself in the mirror and find out which posture type do you have. We will talk about each type in our later posts, so stay tuned.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Went to farmer's market yesterday, and had my first Maine Lobster Roll! It's Soooo delicious, fresh and tons of nutrition!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Link between depression and certain foods

That explains why I felt brain frog after consuming a burger or fried chicken. Interestingly, it stated even those who only occasionally indulged in less-than-healthy fare still showed an increased risk for poor mental health.
Study Identifies Link Between Depression and Certain Foods

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Seven Nutrition Strategies for Boosting Your Health From the Inside Out

It's a long article, but worth every minute of your time! I am not a proponent of ANY diet programs. I believe in real food, balanced meals. I NEVER count calories, and I just make sure that I have tons of veggies in my meals, and only about 20% is my meat or fish.


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

After workout meal suggestion

A busy morning for me.  I had one of my clients did a tabata workout today, and he finished all 8 sets!  I am so proud of him.  After that,  we chatted about what he should eat after a high intensity workout like this.   I'd like to share it here as well.   Within 30 minutes after a strength training session,  you should drink a glass of chocolate milk to help your body using that as energy and build muscle instead of attacking your existing muscle for the much needed energy.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Yoga during Van Gogh Alive

Just took a yoga class during the famous Van Gogh Alive exhibit at the AZ Science Center. What an experience! At a time like this, I truly feel blessed. After the class, I found myself having the whole space to myself! What a treat!  Do you know Van Gogh painted 3000 paintings in 2 years?  That is 4 paintings a day!  Do you also know that he only sold one painting in his life time?